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Become an Associate Editor

BMC Microbiology is recruiting new Associate Editors to join the Editorial Board. With the increasing visibility of the journal, we wish to expand our Editorial Board to ensure the journal is able to cope with an increasing number of submissions whilst maintaining high editorial standards.

We welcome applications from researchers with expertise in all aspects of microbiology including but not limited to gut microbiome analyses, parasitology, virology, microbial biotechnology, cellular and molecular microbiology. 

BMC Microbiology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of microbiology. We do not make editorial decisions on the basis of the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.


We are seeking researchers who are committed to open access, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing.

Our Associate Editors are expected to have a minimum of fifteen (15) research papers published in international, peer-reviewed journals with at least a few manuscripts as corresponding author in the last five years.

We hope to work with the Associate Editors for BMC Microbiology to:

  • Support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to represent BMC Microbiology within the scientific community.
  • Provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that manuscripts fulfill the requirements of the Journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer-review.

Role and responsibilities

The Associate Editor is primarily responsible for assessing manuscripts for their suitability for peer review, selecting suitable reviewers who meet the Journal’s requirements and recommends decisions on the basis of the peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the Journal’s editorial policies.

An Associate Editor for BMC Microbiology should be willing to handle a manuscripts across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area.

We also encourage all of our Editors to take an active interest in journal development and promotional projects to help increase the visibility of our published research.

Our Associate Editors will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support.  The Associate Editor will report to the Editor and Section Editor.

If you are interested in becoming an Associate Editor for BMC Microbiology, and you meet the criteria above, please click here to apply now and submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

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